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PGS Wins Seismic Survey Contracts in Indonesia and Australia

Jul 21, 2022

Norwegian marine seismic survey contractor PGS said Thursday it had won a significant 3D exploration acquisition contract offshore Indonesia with a major energy company. Also, PGS said it had secured a major 4D acquisition contract offshore Australia with an international energy company…

Valaris' Semi-Sub Reaches Santos' Barossa Gas Field

Jul 20, 2022

Offshore drilling firm Valaris said Tuesday that its Valaris MS-1 semi-submersible drilling rig had reached Santos' Barossa gas field offshore Australia.'On July 16, the VALARIS MS-1 completed the tow from Dampier to the Barossa Field offshore…

Shell to Stop Paying Prelude LNG Workers from Monday as Industrial Action Extended

Jul 20, 2022

Shell Plc on Wednesday told workers at its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility it would stop paying them as of Monday after they extended industrial action for two more weeks over a long-running wage dispute.Shell last week began shutting down the 3…

Workers on Shell's Prelude FLNG Extend Industrial Action Over Pay Fight

Jul 20, 2022

Workers at Shell Plc's Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility off northwestern Australia have extended industrial action to Aug. 4 over a prolonged pay fight, the Offshore Alliance said on Wednesday.Shell last week began shutting down the 3…

MMA Offshore's PSV to Provide Drilling Support Services for OMV in New Zealand

Jul 12, 2022

Oil and gas company OMV has awarded a charter contract to Australia's MMA Offshore for the MMA Leeuwin platform supply vessel.MMA Offshore will deploy the platform supply vessel to provide drilling support services for OMV in the Taranaki Basin…

Shell Unable to Supply LNG Cargoes From Prelude FLNG Until July 21

Jul 12, 2022

Shell on Monday told customers it would be unable to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes from its Prelude facility off northwestern Australia due to industrial action over a pay fight, which has been extended to July 21.Shell has stopped…

Solstad, Siem, Standard Supply Score Offshore Vessel Contracts

Jul 11, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owners Solstad Offshore, Siem Offshore, and Standard Supply have all secured offshore vessel contracts in the past few days.Solstad Offshore on Monday said it had secured a contract for the platform supply vessel Normand Swan in Australia…

Valaris Bags $466M in Rig Deals. CEO Sees 'Constructive Outlook' for Offshore Drilling Industry

Jul 06, 2022

Offshore drilling firm Valaris said this week it has recently secured offshore drilling contracts and extensions worth $466 million in total, with the majority of the new backlog filled by a $327 million drillship deal with Equinor in Brazil…

Woodside Hires Shearwater for 4D Survey Work Over Scarborough, Jupiter Fields off Australia

Jul 06, 2022

Marine seismic data acquisition firm Shearwater GeoServices has won a contract with Woodside in Australia for a 4D baseline survey work over gas fields in the Carnarvon Basin Australia. The survey is expected to take 2-3 months to acquire, and will be conducted by the Geo Coral vessel…

Australia: Wood to Oversee First Phase of Northern Endeavour FPSO Decommissioning

Jul 05, 2022

The Australian Government has awarded offshore engineering firm Wood the role of Owner’s Team, to oversee the first decommissioning phase of the Northern Endeavour FPSO unit in the Timor Sea.The 274-meter-long Northern Endeavour FPSO is currently…

Norway's OSM Maritime Buys New Zealand's Kingston Offshore Services

Jul 05, 2022

Norway's offshore and maritime services provider OSM Maritime (OSM) has bought New Zealand’s oil and gas and offshore marine service firm Kingston Offshore Services. 'The acquisition was completed on June 30th and aims to further strengthen OSM’s current operations and services in Oceania…

Jadestone Restarts Output From Montara Field after Halt Due to Oil Leak from FPSO Tank

Jul 04, 2022

Asia Pacific-focused oil and gas company Jadestone Energy has resumed production from its Montara Venture FPSO in Australia, following a recent halt due to an oil leakdue to a 30 mm tank crack.Jadestone in June said that oil had spilled at Montara field offshore Australia…

State Agency Wants Net-zero Carbon Emissions from Australia's Giant LNG Plant

Jun 30, 2022

A state agency in Australia has backed a plan to extend the life of the country's biggest liquefied natural gas plant by 50 years, so long as it achieves net zero carbon emissions for the rest of this decade, partly to protect ancient indigenous rock art…

Shell Says Prelude LNG Shipments Disrupted Until at Least Mid-July

Jun 28, 2022

Shell Plc said on Wednesday liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments from its Prelude floating facility off northwest Australia would be disrupted for at least two weeks due to work bans by unions fighting for better pay.Loading disruption at the 3…

SBM Offshore's Treasurer and IR Head Joins Jadestone Energy as New CFO

Jun 28, 2022

Asia-Pacific focused oil and gas company Jadestone Energy has appointed Bert-Jaap Dijkstra as Chief Financial Officer.Dijkstra will join Jadestone Energy from SBM Offshore, the Dutch FPSO leasing specialist, effective from September 1, 2022…

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